707 4th Avenue - George & Martha Draper House 1876

Statement of Significance: George and Martha Draper parented a large family, a number of whom made thier livings in Cahemah in the 1880s. Draper himself was born in New York in 1823, and served as a school teacher in Cahemah. This house was one of a number of properties owned by the Drapers. The house was also owned in the 1890s by Daniel and Lena Klemsen. The house is significant for its architectural detailing, including the original pedimented windows on the north side, for its association with Draper, and for its style. It is one of several Gothic Revival structures in Canemah and one of just a few in Oregon City.